Feature #3316

APIs for GUI-only features

Added by Philip Durbin over 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:09/18/2013
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Open Science Framework (OSF, https://openscienceframework.org ) and others are interested in having more functionality via APIs that is currently only possible via the DVN GUI. These include:

  • Adding users (nice to have, many sites don't allow this)
  • Creating dataverses
  • Releasing dataverses (#3225)
  • Controlling user permissions setting for dataverses (add/remove/modify)
  • Exposing md5sum and number of downloads per file

Notes from meetings with OSF starting 2013-09-17: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wTWhJHQajSjEb_swjc4i_ZsMRAv_RZfQjjje4W9Nj_4/edit?usp=sharing

The existing Data Deposit API functionality should be enough for OSF to implement some initial integration with DVN: https://github.com/CenterForOpenScience/openscienceframework.org/issues/112

See also https://trello.com/b/mloLwYv8/dataverse-apis

Related issues

Related to Suggestion #3225: Refactor code for releasing dataverses out of front end In Review 08/15/2013 06/25/2014
Related to Suggestion #3208: Allow the Data Deposit API to use API keys New 08/01/2013

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